Why didn’t more residents from around the area attend the Tracy Airport Open House during this past weekend? It seems a shame that an airport with such an interesting and proud history would remain so oblivious, insignificant and underappreciated by the residents of Tracy. Many people worked very hard to prepare and produce the event, including the organizers, entertainers, pilots and various support folks involved. It’s almost a certainty that when the city starts building homes and parks around the perimeter of the airport, it won’t be long before some residents in the area begin complaining about aircraft noise and safety. It is also a near certainty that the Federal Aviation Administration and a diminishing number of community members will remain committed to keeping the airport open, preserved and maintained into perpetuity, while soon celebrating 100 years of service to the area. Take some time to recognize and appreciate the history of our airport, instead of hoping to wish it away.